Mathematics

It is our goal in the Mathematics Department at Forrester High School to ensure that all our young people meet the four capacities of A Curriculum for Excellence so that they are:

Successful learners
Learners are engaged and challenged by their mathematics courses. They are able to think creatively and independently, linking and applying their mathematics in new situations.

Confident individuals
Learners will develop skills and techniques in order that they can confidently tackle mathematics problems and challenges.

Effective contributors
Learners can discuss and communicate their learning in mathematics. They can work in partnerships and in teams creating, developing and solving problems.

Responsible citizens
Learners can work together, making informed choices and decisions in mathematics.

S1 Curriculum
S1 pupils will be timetable for mathematics 4 x 1 hour periods per week. The course is structured as follows:

  • Algebra
  • Angles
  • Basic Rules
  • Coordinates
  • Equations
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Area and Volume
  • Functions
  • Transformations
  • Probability

S2 Curriculum
S2 pupils will be timetable for mathematics 4 x 1 hour periods per week. The course is structured as follows:

  • Integers
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Pythagoras theorem
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • The circle
  • Equations 2
  • Measures of average
  • Angle 2
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Pictorial representation

S3 Curriculum
In S3 we stream pupils into one of three different courses depending on the ability they have demonstrated in S1-2:

Maths is timetabled 4 x 1 hour periods per week in S3.

Senior (S4-6) Curriculum
We offer the following courses to pupils in the senior school (note that mathematics is not compulsory in S4-6)

  • Intermediate 1
    Entry requirements: completing Access 3 Maths and passing our entry examination
  • Intermediate 2
    Entry requirements: an A/B pass at Intermediate 1
  • Higher
    The Higher course is currently offered over 2 years
    Entry requirements: an A/B pass at Intermediate 2
  • Advanced Higher
    Entry requirements: an A/B pass at Higher

Maths is timetabled 5 x 1 hour periods in S4-6.

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